Times-Herald (Vallejo) - - LOCAL NEWS -


The siege of the Alamo be­gan in San An­to­nio, Texas.


Pres­i­dent-elect Abra­ham Lin­coln ar­rived se­cretly in Washington to take of­fice, fol­low­ing word of a pos­si­ble as­sas­si­na­tion plot in Bal­ti­more.


Pres­i­dent Theodore Roo­sevelt signed an agree­ment with Cuba to lease the area around Guan­tanamo Bay to the United States.


The first shelling of the U.S. main­land dur­ing World War II oc­curred as a Ja­panese sub­ma­rine fired on an oil re­fin­ery near Santa Bar­bara, Cal­i­for­nia, caus­ing lit­tle dam­age.


Marines on Iwo Jima cap­tured Mount Surib­achi, where they raised two Amer­i­can flags (the sec­ond flag-rais­ing was cap­tured in the iconic Associated Press pho­to­graph.)


The first mass in­oc­u­la­tion of school­child­ren against po­lio us­ing the Salk vac­cine be­gan in Pitts­burgh as some 5,000 stu­dents were vac­ci­nated.

To­day’s Birthdays

Pro and Col­lege Foot­ball Hall of Famer Fred Bilet­nikoff is 77. Coun­try-rock mu­si­cian Rusty Young is

74. Rock mu­si­cian Brad Whit­ford (Aero­smith) is

68. Coun­try singer Dusty Drake is 56. Rock mu­si­cian Lasse Jo­hans­son (The Cardi­gans) is 47. Ac­tress Dakota Fan­ning is 26.

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